Target – Washington, DC
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I worked at Target part-time (Less than a year)
This will depend on where you work of course, but the people I worked with were really quite fun to be around and it wasn't too hard to get time off. Target pays just a pinch above minimum wage for the state you work in, which isn't amazing but it's better than minimum wage. The break rooms are nice and we'll equipped (I've seen three separate location's break rooms) and they provide food or snacks sometimes, especially around the holidays and during overnight shifts. The 10% discount is also nice.
Like just about every large chain store or retail store, you're talking shift work, especially if you're only a team member. Scheduling can be unpredictable and you aren't likely to get as many hours as you want. If you need full-time employment, you'll probably need a second job. There aren't many benefits unless you are full time, no surprise there. The store I actually worked for was pretty poorly managed in my opinion and, while I was over qualified for the job, I wasn't given the opportunity to interview for open positions that were higher up. When I later applied to work at a different Target, during the second interview I was told I couldn't be hired because I was considering going home to see my family around Christmas.
Advice to Management
Remember you're hiring real people with real lives, not robot slaves. Work with the team members to help streamline processes and everyday tasks. Don't "double book" management positions so that one person is holding multiple job titles. Create a training program so that people with college background and/or experience can climb the ranks and have incentive to apply.